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Lenovo's head of mobile Chen Xudong has confirmed in the wake of retiring its Motorola name, it will also be retiring the phones formerly known as the Moto G and the Moto E. The Moto G is the most successful Motorola phone, however Lenovo wants to dedicate the new Lenovo by Moto name to high-end smartphones only and have its other phones satisfy budget and mid-range needs.
Speaking of high-end, the Moto X Play and Moto X Style struggled to achieve significant popularity; one can hope Lenovo's changes mean the next addition to the Moto X family has more to entice buyers.
Anker is a great company that pushes out some awesome mobile power banks, but Android Central has just pointed to a new deal on Amazon for the 13,000mAh model.
Anker's 13,000mAh mobile power bank is just $25 with the coupon code 'WRS5DIQV', which saves $8 from its original listing of $35 on Amazon. It features two USB ports that will recharge your smartphone or tablet many times over. The deal seems to be on the yellow and red versions of Anker's battery - just so you know.
CES 2016 - The NVIDIA Shield TV is an awesome piece of kit for your living room, and it's about to get a whole lot better. At CES, NVIDIA introduced us to the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Shield, which will be rolling out soon.
The new update includes some much-anticipated features, such as being able to decide which tabs and apps you can keep on your home screen, as well as HDMI-CEC capabilities. Not only that, but Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, a PS3 port promised for the Shield for a while now, will be included in the update.
CES 2016 - Lenovo unveiled its impressive new ThinkPad X1 Tablet, which features up to an Intel Core m7 vPro processor, up to 16GB of RAM and up to a 1TB PCIe-based SSD.
The display arrives as a 12-inch 2560x1440 panel, and like the Surface Pro 4 it is in the 3:2 ratio. Lenovo's latest slate is just 13mm thick, weighing 1.1kg with the keyboard attached. The keyboard can be magnetically snapped onto the tablet, without much hassle.
But where Lenovo takes it in a new direction is with the use of a pico-projector inside, featuring 50 Lumens of brightness. Lenovo says that it's enough to blast a 60-inch screen onto a wall around 2m (6ft) away. The 3D imaging module is an Intel RealSense 3D camera, which can be used for 3D scanning objects by playing them in front of the camera.
CES 2016 - Acer continues its strong relationship with Microsoft, unveiling the new Liquid Jade Primo smartphone at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.
The new smartphone runs Windows 10, is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, has 3GB of RAM, and has 32GB of storage which is expandable through a microSD card slot.
Acer has included a 21-megapixel rear-facing camera on the Liquid Jade Primo smartphone, with an 8-megapixel selfie shooter, too. One of the standout features of t he smartphone is that it's compatible with the Continuum dock, which is powered by Analogix chips.
CES 2016 - ASUS unveiled a pair of VivoBook Flip devices at CES 2016, with the TP301 and TP501. The TP301 has a 13.3-inch screen while the TP501 bumps it up to a 15.6-inch display.
We went hands-on with the VivoBook Flip TP301, with its 13.3-inch screen coming in two options: HD or Full HD. Inside, you can customize it with an Intel Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM, but can be optioned to 8GB while it arrives with both SSD and HDD options. GPU duties are taken care of by the iGPU in the form of Intel HD 520 graphics, while the discrete GPU comes in the flavor of an NVIDIA GeForce 920M, or 940M.
Where the VivoBook Flip takes a different turn, is its 360-degree hinge that lets you flip the display all the way around, and use it as a tablet. You can also use it in laptop mode, tent mode, stand mode - or as a tablet. It's super versatile.
CES 2016 - If you haven't seen LG's V10 smartphone, you really need to get acquainted with it. It features a beautiful 5.7-inch QHD display, with a smaller 0.2-inch display that shows critical information as well as a place for shortcut icons.
Inside, the V10 sports Qualcomm's Snapdragon 808 processor, 4GB of RAM and expandable storage thanks to its included microSD slot. Around the back, we have a 16-megapixel camera with OIS and laser autofocus, but up front we have dual 5-megapixel selfie shooters. All of this will run for most of the day thanks to its 3000mAh battery.
Lenovo will be replacing the Motorola name on its Moto phones this year with new 'Moto by Lenovo' branding. The iconic 'M' logo will remain.
The change is especially significant because Motorola invented the cell phone, and has been a dominant industry force in the past. In recent years, it has lost massive market share to Apple and Samsung.
Given the name is still present (just alongside another name), the move doesn't appear to be an attempt to gain back some share with fresh branding, but rather a means to increase Lenovo's recognition.
CES 2016 - We had our man on the ground at CES 2016, with Johannes Knapp and his beautiful accent covering some content from various companies, like Samsung.
Johannes scoped the new Samsung Galaxy TabPro S, which is a very cool Windows 10 tablet. It features a 12-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ panel with a resolution of 2160x1440, but inside it packs Intel's sixth-generation Core M processor clocked at 2.2GHz.
We also have 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, a 5200mAh battery (that Samsung says is good for 10 hours of video playback), and 5-megapixel camera on the back, and front.
A new app just made it onto the Windows Phone app store that might point towards the future of data services for Windows Phones. It looks like this app is going to pave the way for an in-house data connection solution much in the same vein as Google's Fi.
The new app allows for a persistent data connection of cellular, but only with a Microsoft branded SIM card. Such cards aren't quite in existence just yet. The cellular data service is also only available on certain devices though how one gets the aforementioned Microsoft SIM cards is still a mystery.
Google's Fi service has proven to be a reliable and great alternative to the typical way of paying for cell service. It was far more convenient and ended up being reasonable in price compared to actual competing cell companies. You pay for what you use, and it's all an integrated experience that was streamlined into the Nexus phones itself. Perhaps Microsoft wants to capitalize on that ease of use as well as the potential cost savings, which could end up bringing them huge business as people switch to a pure Microsoft solution. What bands and providers will be the back-end are unknown at this time.